Weekly Report 24/4/09

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 24/4/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:21 pm

Offshore: The large seas and swell that have been running for the last week are starting to settle. Today (Friday) is the first day in a week that it's been safe to venture outside the bar and as such there is little, if anything, to report. Trailer boats have this morning worked close reefs for snapper on soft plastics. The sea surface temperature charts show a well established patch of warm water moving down our part of the coast. This should ensure that the mahi mahi are still at the FAD and the various smaller tuna species remain in the area. Working in close around the headlands should provide plenty of tailor and bonito.
Beaches: The beaches have copped another hiding. The tide and the general time of year indicate that tailor and bream should be plentiful. The mullet have been running so expect to see schools of these moving up the coast.
Rocks: The westerly winds forecast for the coming weekend should flatten out the ocean and give the rockhoppers a chance the do some fishing. I'm unable to make even an educated guess about the possible likelihood of any LBG action, other than to say the water temperature looks OK.
Estuary: Mullet have been leaving the lake on their annual run. I expected plenty of mulloway action around the breakwalls as the mullet schooled up, but this didn't eventuate. The week of rain has again put some colour in the water on the run-out tide and the bream fishing in the murky water has been great. We are technically in the last recognised prawn dark for the season. One hardy soul went out the other night and scooped a great feed of big tiger prawns. Given the conditions, he deserved them.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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